Band back touring with homecoming Welwyn Garden City gig
PUBLISHED: 20:40 08 February 2011
WELWYN Hatfield band Millionairo return to the local gig scene this weekend with a homecoming concert at the Doctors Tonic pub.
JUST under two years ago, the name Millionairo was regularly appearing in the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ gig listings.
Darlings of the Times Territory music scene, up-and-comers on the London circuit, the four-piece from Welwyn Hatfield looked to be going places with their trademark fusion of rock, hip hop and dance.
Then in June last year, guitarist Nick Doren left the band, and the group went on a forced hiatus as they searched for a replacement.
But now they’re back, with new axeman Steve Pick in tow, and will be playing their comeback Welwyn Garden City gig at the Green Room on Friday.
And drummer Steve Howard told the Welwyn Hatfield Times that along with singer James Sweet and bassist Nick Shirfield, Millionairo can’t wait to get back on the stage.
“Everyone, including myself, is looking forward to it,” said Steve.
“We’ve basically been dormant for the past six months. We took an enforced break to find a new guitarist, and we found one in November and we’ve been kicking on since then.”
The addition of Steve the guitarist has given Millionairo a different dimension, the drummer said.
“He’s got quite a funky, heavy sound, but he’s also quite poppy. He’s a bit of a guitar hero – he likes his solos.
“We’ve written a number of songs since he joined, and I think it’s become a bit more catchy.”
Once the band have a few gigs under their belt, they’re planning to hit the studio to record a new five-track EP, Permit To Rave.
After that, it’s a case of getting the Millionairo name back out there.
“We want to gig and record as much as possible,” said Steve.
“We’re hoping to play the Kaleidoscope Festival at Stanborough Park.
“We’ve got a nice catalogue of fans and we’re looking forward to the gigs.”
For more on the band, go to www.millionairo.com or www.myspace.com/millionairoband